Hi, I got my new computer and its going fine. Only one problem - it constantly crashes/freezes in games. I am thinking that it has some sort of heat warning, because it only does it when the CPU gets to about 50C, which i didnt think was very hot. Itll either freeze, causing a restart, or restart.
What i want to know is - Is 50C too hot, or can i change it so the fans work better, and it wont crash til it does get hot? And, is thia another problem, not my heating, as after crashing once, it doesnt crash again...
AMD Athlon 64bit 3700+ 1 GB A-data RAM, 400Mhz DFI lanParty UT nF3 250Gb ge-Cube RX800XT Vivo Platinum 420w power 120Gb Western Digital HDD
All in a thermaltake case.
50 degrees? Thats tad bit too hot. I suggest you get a better heat sink or get cpu cooling software to signal the cooling process to begin when the temperature becomes high.
_blitZkRiEG_ What i want to know is - Is 50C too hot, or can i change it so the fans work better, and it wont crash til it does get hot? And, is thia another problem, not my heating, as after crashing once, it doesnt crash again...
If thats not the PSU that cam with the Case, then that should be enough power.
30º C (86ºF) is the prefered temperature, 50ºC (122º F) is not all that hot for a system under a Full load. Just the Max it should get for stable performance.
Could be your Hard Drive, they are not supposed to get over 40ºC (104ºF), and actually that is usually too hot.
50 degrees C is normal for processors. You should check your graphics card. Maybe you need new drivers. The same thing happened to me when I updated my driver. So I system restored back to the old and it worked perfect.
What brand is your PSU? "420W PSU," sans manufacturer is a massive, flapping red flag. 50°C isn't all that hot by today's standards. Full load on my 3E brings temps up to around 56 or 57°C (but that's already a hot CPU).
Ok, i have a program called SmartGaurdian which i have tweaked, so it puts all my fans on full straight away. My CPU gets to 50C, my Pwm Ic to 45C and my ssytem to 32C when it crashes. noone has really answered the crashing problems...
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
I know that you can check your computer temperature in your BIOS, but I can't even get into mine. I've got a Sony Vaio, and I read somewhere that during start up the way to get in is to press F2 repeatedly. No matter what I've tried I can't get in. And for you, do you have many background applications running? It could be that.
Not really... just whatever im doing, like opera windows, whatpulse ,msn, and my temperature guage is always going, ofcourse, also my firewall, but thats its really.
_blitZkRiEG_noone has really answered the crashing problems...
Its a strange problem...
whatpulse ,msn, and your Temperature gauge may be the problem, try not running them, If the problem doesn't return, the try running them one at a time.
Drivers, Services, Windows, or the Hardware.
Your ATI drivers, may not be very stable. Are they the latest from ATI? Or from the GeCube's manufacturer?
Services are always running, they range from your Anti-Virus, to Windows Update, and System Restore.
Windows is an unstable OS. Are you running WinXP service pack 2?
The PCI-Express is still a new product, it could be doing somwthing... Or it could be some other piece of unfinished hardware. Or unknown glitch.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
12th March 2004
The A64 needs a lot of amps on the 12v rail.Had problems myself with an Antec 380w,the box failed to boot entirely most of the time.
If the psu is on it`s limits,a small increase in loads can make it croak.